September 23rd 2009 5:59 pm
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Whew! I think I am finally recovered enough to write about my weekend now.
We had a visitor this weekend. A very handsome, studly German shepherd. He was a bit intimidating because he liked to bark at me. Mom says he really likes other dogs just that he comes on a bit strong. I trust Mom's judgment but he still sort of scared me.
Mom played musical canines with the two of us here. When I was out, he was kenneled. When he was out, I was kenneled. He is a goofy boy and Mom said he reminded her a lot of me. Which is a good thing, I think!
Saturday we all loaded up into the car for a road trip. We arrived at a nice park where we met up with one of my favorite people and some of her dogs! I was so happy to see her I forgot all my manners and bounced on her and licked her. She didn't care and gave me lots of loving.
I got to hang out with her dogs which was great. It gave me a chance to get out of the car and stretch. I met with Tika and Chimo, the seniors. I'm still a bit nervous around them, like I am with all dogs, but I felt pretty comfortable hanging around with them. Comfortable enough to maintain my down/stay while Mom and her friend photographed us! Mom was so proud of me--she said this is a huge step for me.
Of course, I also got to play with the puppy, Jethro! I love that lil dog. Well, he's not quite so little anymore. He's actually bigger than me now. I did a big play bow to him when I saw him. We did some sniffing and he tried to get me to play a bit. I found a really good sniff and we enjoyed inhaling that odor together.
Our friends had to leave sooner than we liked but Mom and I had to get on the road again too. But we didn't head home. We went to a hotel! This is the first time I'd ever been in a hotel with just Mom. There were two beds and I claimed one all for myself. Mom was a bit upset with me because I preferred laying in the bed alone rather than joining her in her bed. We hit the hay early because we were both exhausted and had to get an early start the next day.
Sunday morning we were back in the car and on the road again. Turns out Mom had signed us up for another seminar! This one was definitely up my alley: "Scaredy Dog!" Mom did most of the work in the morning but she did come up to check on me once in a while. I got to meet two new people and that was really cool. I am sometimes reserved with meeting new friends but I felt pretty comfortable with these guys and opened up. I think they liked me too.
In the afternoon, I got a chance to work. I was a bit nervous because I was in a new place and I didn't listen to Mom when she asked me to do some things. I know Mom was a bit disappointed that I was having so much trouble concentrating even though she also understands why. The second part of the afternoon session went much better, though. It was much more like what we practice every day! I did get a bit scared when we passed the large crowd of people but I trusted Mom to keep me safe and refocused on her easy.
After another long day, it was time to get back on the road again. This time, however, we were headed home! Mom stopped at McDonald's on the way and I got to have some fries again. I love them so much, ha ha. I passed out on the couch after dinner and even let Mom cuddle and pet me. I was just too tired to care.
Mom and I slept a LONG time on Monday--like 11 hours. We were BEAT. Even though the weekend was long and a bit stressful, it was so much fun!
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